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Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman

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In winter the rail-switches on streetcar tracks in Winnipeg froze and jammed with freezing mud and snow. Keeping them clean, whatever the weather, was the job of the switchman. In this film about a bygone era, Paul Tomkowicz, Polish-born Canadian, talks about his job and his life in Canada. He compares his new life in the city of Winnipeg to the life he knew in Poland, marvelling at the sort of liberty Canadians enjoy.

1953, 09 min 12 s

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Diploma of Merit - Category: Cultural
International Film Festival
May 12 to 17 1958, Edinburgh - Scotland

First Prize
International Short Film Festival
February 11 to 16 1958, Oberhausen - Germany